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Thrashing: Greg Gutfeld TORCHES Competition, Draws More Viewers Than Any Other Late Night Show And Even CNN

Fox News has the number one cable show in Tucker Carlson’s nightly program. Soon it looks to have the number one late-night comedy act as well.

Greg Gutfeld, a longtime contributor who co-hosted The Five and hosted Redeye for years on the same network, was spun off into “Gutfeld!” last year and hasn’t looked back since. Gutfeld, which features an always-hilarious and poignant monologue, makes room for unique guests and insights that playfully rejoinder the simultaneously serious and jocular host.

Forbes noted that “Gutfeld!” continues climbing the charts.

“For July, it averaged 2 million viewers — and 326,000 in the key demo. That put the Fox show above all of the late-night stalwarts, including NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, with CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert as the only broadcast to beat it.”

In fact, that simple paragraph undersells the magnificent performance of the show. Forbes ran its own headline playing off the angle that the late-night Fox program bested anything – anything – that main competitors CNN and MSNBC had to offer at any time: “More People Are Watching Greg Gutfeld’s Late-Night Show On Fox Than Anything On CNN Or MSNBC.”

Indeed, as Forbes went on to write:

“Said another way: More viewers are watching Gutfeld and his nightly panelists than anything on CNN and MSNBC. Those Gutfeld! panelists, by the way, include Kat Timpf, who’s now the highest-profile woman in late-night comedy, following TBS’ cancellation in recent days of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.”

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It doesn’t take a Rhodes Scholar (although Pete Buttigieg might struggle) to figure out how and why this is happening. Half of this country grew tired of tuning into comedy only to find out they were the butt of the “jokes.” Moreover, it seemed that writers and hosts didn’t even want to make people laugh; they instead wanted clapping for saying approved lines rather than heartfelt chuckles.

“Gutfeld!” reintroduced what Carson and Leno mastered. Namely, fun-spirited ribbing that resonated with viewers. He goes after Democrats’ insanity, but he isn’t mean about it. He also remembers the main point of humor, which is to tell a taboo truth. Since his competition also spouts lies, it inherently can’t be funny because it isn’t rooted in truth. Greg Gutfeld calls out absurdities based in truth, which makes comedy work.

Again, it’s not rocket science, but the left is more preoccupied with the narrative than they are delivering a meaningful product.

Republic Brief quoted long-time producer Dave Berg, who was a legend while working alongside Jay Leno and has recently wrote an account of their time together.

“Gutfeld is doing jokes no one else is doing, he’s showing that the emperor has no clothes and nobody else is,” Berg said.

“He’s hitting areas, I’ll call it jokes, that appeal to conservatives, topics that the others aren’t doing like Critical Race Theory and cancel culture, showing all the flaws of the administration that none of the other late-night hosts are doing.”

Berg went on to note that after Leno and Letterman, the current crop of network late-night offerings featured hosts like Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel who are so far left they alienate at least half the country.

“Why would they want to watch Colbert? He’s doing jokes that are basically saying that they’re morons, that they’re fools, they’re racist,” Berg said. “Gutfeld is giving them a reason to come back to the table and watch a late-night show.”

Hailey Sanibel fiercely loves freedom. She equally detests evil and stupidity, both of which are out of control in the modern world. She is a regular contributor at The Blue State Conservative.

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